AOC Wouldn't Have Authorized Use of Force Against 9/11 Perpetrators
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) publicly admitted she would have voted against the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) after September 11, 2001 – against the perpetrators of the deadliest terrorist attack in history.
Ocasio-Cortez made the shocking admission during yet another feisty Twitter exchange, this time with fellow Democrat Rep. Juan Vargas (D-Calif.), who criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for her anti-Semitism. (Breitbart)
It is disturbing that Rep. Omar continues to perpetuate hurtful anti-Semitic stereotypes that misrepresent our Jewish community. Additionally, questioning support for the U.S.-Israel relationship is unacceptable. (1/2)— Rep. Juan Vargas (@RepJuanVargas) March 4, 2019
Israel has and remains a stalwart ally of the United States because of our countries’ shared interests and values. I condemn her remarks and believe she should apologize for her offensive comments. (2/2)— Rep. Juan Vargas (@RepJuanVargas) March 4, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez, rallying to Omar’s side, claimed that Vargas was arguing “that it’s unacceptable to even *question* US foreign policy.”
I‘m curious if Rep. Vargas will further explain his stance here that it’s unacceptable to even *question* US foreign policy.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 5, 2019
Plenty of Dem members have asserted that discussion + debate on this issue is fair and merited. Is this stance a departure from that? https://t.co/2tcelsxFCU
She then went on to cite the Iraq War, and claimed, erroneously, that Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) was the only member of Congress to support it.
I remember a time when it was “unacceptable” to question the Iraq War.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 5, 2019
All of Congress was wrong, including both GOP & Dem Party, and led my generation into a disastrous + wrong war that virtually all would come to regret, except for the one member who stood up: Barbara Lee.
In fact, Lee cast the lone vote against the AUMF on Sep. 14, 2001, following the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, which killed nearly 3,000 Americans.
Ocasio-Cortez quickly corrected herself; however, she insisted that Lee's vote to oppose military action against al-Qaeda after 9/11 was correct and implied she would have done the same.
(But honestly we shouldn’t have been in either, and we should end the AUMF now while we’re at it)— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 5, 2019